Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Prized Fruit

This past fall a couple of the Bella babes created masterpieces using Lulu's sets of fruit. They colored up the apples. Now I think apples say fall as much as falling leaves. And as it's my favorite season, I fell in love. I added the set of four stamps to my last Bella order. Today I decided to color the strainer full of cherries for this week's iSpy Sketch challenge. I had the perfect Graphic 45 design paper to compliment the stamp.

Before I get into the details of the card I have to share that my card was chosen last week as one of the top 2 cards for the sketch challenge. Thanks Kim and crew for the honor. I love a good sketch to get my creative juices flowing and am thrilled to have such great inspiration each week. Here's this weeks sketch ISSC03. True to Cath form, I altered it a little. I decided to make it look more like a prized ribbon so I aligned the 4 pennants along the bottom of the main image panel instead of along the bottom half. I stamped the image onto Bella's Bestest paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with copics. I added lots of shading on the strainer with cool gray prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol as well as beige surround shading. A little machine stitching and some green brads finish this off.

Hope you're having a great week. Don't forget that this week we have with another Sketch for the Bellariffic Friday challenge. Take a look here and give it a try. Then be sure to send a photo of your card to Emily@stampingbella.com by Thursday night. Can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by.


Kim Teasdale said...

CATH! Amazing card!!!! It's always such a treat to see your amazing colouring and I adore how you made the pennents to resemble a prize ribbon! *love* Thanks so much for playing along with us over at iSpy Sketches :D

Leslie said...

It's no wonder your card was chosen - you are amazing!! The colours on this are gorgeous and the shading on your colander is perfection!!

Dana White said...

Cath this is brilliant!!! The shading, the paper everything is perfect my friend

Vickie Z said...

Wow...fabulous coloring and love the fanned out pennants!!! Thanks for playing along at I Spy!!!